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17 Sep 2018 20:39:01
is there any legs to the Icardi to United rumour, Eds?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any rumour but don’t hold your breath.}

1.) 17 Sep 2018 21:23:40
Thanks Ed, he’d be a good signing, a young captain too. Will a good Director of Football mean we’ll unearth players of a similar caliber? Or Will he just bring negotiating for already high calibre players a smoother process?

{Ed002's Note - Icardi has hardly been unearthed. The unearthing of players comes from scouts normally.}

2.) 17 Sep 2018 21:34:58
your right, I suppose time will tell what a Director of Football will actually bring to the club, more drama likely, I think we’ve been a tabloids dream the past years.

3.) 18 Sep 2018 11:55:48
Do you mean Dybala op? He was linked in the rags as a swap with Pogba.

{Ed002's Note - I would not worry yourself about Dybala either.}

4.) 18 Sep 2018 12:38:23
Tabloids will make anything up with United's name. If we manage to win our CL match tomorrow, I can totally imagine the next day headlines to be " United harasses Young boys in a shocking scandal ".

5.) 18 Sep 2018 12:27:01

Do we still hold an interest in Savic from Lazio. Pogba most likely to go and i think Savic will be a good replacement.

{Ed002's Note - The interest will still be there but the chances of signing the player are slim and I expect the club will need to look elsewhere for a solution when Pogba goes Singh.}

6.) 18 Sep 2018 12:27:01

Do we still hold an interest in Savic from Lazio. Pogba most likely to go and i think Savic will be a good replacement.

7.) 18 Sep 2018 18:46:30

Thanks for the reply.

Can i ask about the players we are going to target instead of Savic? .

{Ed002's Note - Manchester United are not making any efforts regarding a Pogba replacement at this time but if they were and assuming the manager remains unchanged then it would be likely the targets would remain the same as they have been with the club considering the likes of Toni Kroos and Lorenzo Pellegrini. Gedson Fernandes is still too young in my view but Mr Mourinho is keen. Maybe the toxics can see now the damage they done when the meeting was cancelled regarding a move for Saul Niguez - who someone associated with the club will still like to persuade to move to Manchester? Maybe Sam Allardyce will have his own views? We'll see but right now the club are not making a Pogba replacement any sort of priority and won't unless there is a push for something to happen in January.}

8.) 18 Sep 2018 19:11:33
Thanks for the reminder Ed002, player i was thinking of was Saul as i wanted to ask Ed001 if it's possible for him to write up a player profile on him. Lovely lovely player he is, also any chance we can sign Lionel Messi Ed? 😂😂 About time we get someone in to score freekicks👀.

{Ed001's Note - added him to the list. Wonderful player, I have been raving about him for years but no one else seemed to agree that he was special until now.}

9.) 18 Sep 2018 19:32:52
I really sat up and took notice when he scored the solo goal vs Bayern in 15/ 16, was exquisite, skill, guile, strength, precision, he is brilliant. If he played for Barca/ Madrid instead of Atletico maybe he would of been raved about much earlier Ed.

{Ed001's Note - yeah fair point. I remember him in youth football looking a class apart and wondering why he was only at Atleti, so you make a good point, they are overshadowed there.}

10.) 18 Sep 2018 20:03:39
Also seems to work very hard of the ball, rounded package. Fits in with Simeone perfectly, would have been nice if the meeting was held. lol.

11.) 18 Sep 2018 22:25:26
Is gedson Fernandes at sporting or am I thinking of someone with a similar name?

{Ed002's Note - You are obviously thinking of someone else.}

12.) 19 Sep 2018 11:33:32
Dear me we would be in trouble if Mr Allardyce is in th3 reckoning.

13.) 20 Sep 2018 01:22:13
Yes, this is something that is really worrying me a lot. Ed02 keeps mentioning Allardyce but i just don't understand how or why are we considering a very, i mean very average manager. Its just wrong if they want a British manager how about Howe?



29 Aug 2018 20:03:18
Is there any developments on Pogba’s possible transfer from United?


1.) 30 Aug 2018 01:44:37
I think its a case of when, not if unfortunately, SAF was right about his agent for sure, when he does go, he can take his roller and his chauffer and shove it.

2.) 30 Aug 2018 10:30:14
If it was good enough for Fergie it’s good enough for me was my barometer on things so if he wasn’t fussed on Pogba leaving back then it says a lot to me. Before we signed him I thought he was vastly overrated and he’s done nothing to change that opinion. If Pogba was sold in this window without a replacement would we really be that much worse off, I don’t think so, Herrera offers much more in a game certainly in terms of effort. Fred also looks very energetic and I know effort isn’t everything but effort is more than Pogba offers. We’ve been waiting for how long for Pogba to step up, I’m not sure we will see it.

3.) 30 Aug 2018 10:39:49
I think Fergie might have got it right first time around. he's probably sitting there now saying 'I told you so' 🙈.

4.) 30 Aug 2018 10:53:46
I think Pereira, could do really well in the more advanced midfield role, good range of passing, can beat a man and has a good shot on him.

5.) 30 Aug 2018 11:30:36
WRD, according to NC and Jred they watched him loads in serie a and he was brilliant.

6.) 30 Aug 2018 11:31:02
i agree tot66, pereira seems to have a level head on him too, i think he could be a real asset, i also think gomes could play in that no 10 role. I’m hoping Pogba will go to be honest, i’d much prefer out present youth to develop and look at him as a lesson learned, great talent is nothing without desire and integrity.

7.) 30 Aug 2018 11:32:41
Well we have one more day so we shall see. I’m sad he might leave, only because of the promise he has which he has only shown in glimpses with us. If we can recoup what we paid for him then I see no reason to block the move. Herrera is great, and Andreas could step up. Lingard has shown for us and England he can be a very effective midfielder.

Maybe the game in Spain or Italy is more suitable to his style?

8.) 30 Aug 2018 11:40:23
Maybe be was brilliant for the best team in the Italian league but he’s not been for United, the top players play well in any team.

9.) 30 Aug 2018 12:00:16
I'm not sure he was brilliant but he was good and was excellent in the WC .
He is far better than his current form for United would suggest.

Fergy said many times and in fact it's in his book that he wanted to keep pogba but the lad wouldn't sign a contract .
Don't forget we never sold him he left.

10.) 30 Aug 2018 12:37:59
I think his World Cup form is overplayed a bit, he was good in parts especially the final for that half and was ok in the tournament but was as absent for France as he was for united at many times.
He’s had a handful of good games for United but he’s never reached the level everyone says he can, maybe it’s not in him too, maybe he’s at his level.
Yeah he left for free, Fergie never moved heaven and earth to keep him tho. Overall, if he left today I don’t think we will miss him even without a replacement.

11.) 30 Aug 2018 12:47:35
Fergie wanted to keep him, people have short memories.

How about you get behind Pogba (our best player bar DDG) the same way you are urging us tk get behind Jose? He is a young guy who is trying our best and has the ability. Various coaches have had him playing like a world-beater, maybe when we have a different one he will be back to top form.

Certainly, there are no upsides to selling him as it is too late to replace him and there are few midfielders who have talent like he does at his age and the others who do would cost the heaven and earth.

12.) 30 Aug 2018 13:00:08
Fergy said he was offered a sizable contract, but he was always going to leave.
I'm sure the ed said at the time he was always leaving.

{Ed001's Note - of course he was going to leave, he refused to allow Fergie's son to be his agent.}

13.) 30 Aug 2018 13:13:13
I'm sure ed2 covered why pogba was always going to leave at the time.

{Ed001's Note - no idea but that is why he left and why Fergie refused to play him.}

14.) 30 Aug 2018 13:25:01
I though 02 said he wouldn't play him because he wouldn't sign a new contract .
I'm sure he called it 12 month before hand . Lot of debate on here at about given pogba playing time etc but ed no point the player and family want a move .

Not that it matters really, either way it doesn't sound like it was a purely football decision.

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea what Ed02 said, I am telling you why it happened. No youth player got played unless they joined the agency Fergie told them to join.}

15.) 30 Aug 2018 16:21:47
I get behind any player that pulls a shirt on for this club but if they are not good enough or don’t try for that shirt then I am not going to blindly follow them. There are too many that fall into the above categories at United and as for Pogba if he’s ‘the best at United bar ddg’ then he needs to step up and prove he is, so far he hasn’t.

16.) 30 Aug 2018 16:47:11
That’s an interesting snippet of info ed01, would the asu’s agency’s have taken as much advantage as the likes of raiola?

{Ed001's Note - Raiola gets better moves for his clients and looks after them like they are family.}

17.) 30 Aug 2018 17:48:44
is that a good reason to hate him or what!? thanks for all the info Ed.

18.) 30 Aug 2018 21:40:34
Most definitely able to play at a higher level. I just question his attitude and application when him me aren't going for him, like now.

Massive shame because he can do anything he wants.

19.) 31 Aug 2018 13:10:16
I thought Man United had supposedly broken off dealings with Fergie Jnr as an agent back in 2004. Was this not the case? Or did that only apply to first teamers?



01 Sep 2017 11:36:34
Did Bruno Amorim actually sign for Us?


{Ed004's Note - Doesn't look like it}



16 May 2017 07:40:25
Didn't hear his name mentioned in the Sharopod, do we hold any interest in Morata?


{Ed002's Note - A player Mourinho likes, but not at this time.}

1.) 16 May 2017 11:42:40
thanks Ed.

2.) 16 May 2017 14:27:01
Thank goodness. Much better strikers out there.

3.) 16 May 2017 23:05:35
I'd take him. That is all.



24 Apr 2015 11:43:26
Any interest in yarmelenko, from us or anyone else?


{Ed002's Note - Dynamo Kyiv accept that Yarmolenko will likely move this summer with strong interest from Fiorentina, Inter, Valencia, Napoli and Dortmund. Bayer Leverkusen and Manchester City have dropped their interest but PSG are considering Yarmolenko as a possible option to replace Lavezzi this summer and it is possible that Spurs will look to him again.}

1.) 24 Apr 2015 12:11:28
Where's Lavezzi heading Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Try the European pages.}




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20 Oct 2018 11:03:36
Mike Dean. what are the odds we’ll see a red card? a penalty? Jose sent to the stands? a less pessimistic me?




06 Oct 2018 07:50:34
Fair play to neville, honest and to the point, hopefully it strikes a chord.


1.) 06 Oct 2018 09:03:52
He was spot on. My personal view is I never thought Mourinho was a good fit for our club and that it would end in tears.
However, if this is the third manager who will find out about his sacking via the press then that is a disgrace.
It also highlights just how poor the running of the club is being handled further up the ladder and where the real problems lie.

2.) 06 Oct 2018 09:24:42
Yes shappy, been saying it for ages, there are far greater problems at the club than Jose.

3.) 06 Oct 2018 13:03:55
I agree guys. Its been going on for years. Square pegs in round holes both on and off the pitch.



26 Aug 2018 13:14:11
If a player like Pogba was to be sold in a cash + player deal, would that player be allowed to sign for United even though the window is closed?


{Ed004's Note - Nope. The club can not register any new signings until January window}

1.) 26 Aug 2018 13:53:23
what if a player bought himself out of his contract, making himself a free agent could a premiership side sign him then?

{Ed004's Note - Nope}

2.) 26 Aug 2018 14:07:43
thanks Ed, makes very little sense for us to sell him apart from keeping the dressing room.

3.) 26 Aug 2018 15:59:12
Penfold, if Pogba is sold, mourinho will pick a fight with another player. He already picked fights with Shaw, martial, bailly, hererra and Lukaku. So if Pogba goes, it won't improve the dressing room.
How can a sale of one of the best midfielders in the world be good for moral?

4.) 26 Aug 2018 16:27:31
Shame he hasn't shown that at Utd AAA, far from one of the best in the world during his time at Utd. Also think's he's bigger than the club since he won the WC, still never clarified the rumours of him wanting to leave to the fans who actually fawn over him at every opportunity or even an apology for what his agent said about Scholes, which he must have known about, get rid i say.

5.) 26 Aug 2018 18:40:51

An apology for what his agent said about Scholes? You're taking the piss aren't you? because you can't be serious.

Wanting to leave the fans who fawn over him? .

Pogba can never get it right can he?

Your most creative player in the past two years in almost every attacking factor.

I don't know if he told you that he thinks he's bigger than the club but I doubt it. Maybe a little bird told you.

6.) 26 Aug 2018 20:10:28
He quite easily could have told Raiola not to put it up or remove it and maybe he didn't tell me but he's certainly acting like it, his 'celebration' after his pen v Leicester and post match quotes didn't help either, or the way he throws his arms in the air when he loses the ball and then thinks he doesn't have to track back. Pogba out Savic in would be ideal.

7.) 26 Aug 2018 21:27:41
scholes_18_18, have you seen much of SMS? Average player since the middle of last season. He had a bit of a purple patch with Lazio where he was scoring and all his tricks and flicks were coming off. That’s all stopped and he looks very average. Just my opinion but he certainly wouldn’t be the answer if we sold Pogba.

8.) 26 Aug 2018 22:41:29
Personally i'd go for Ruben neves.

9.) 26 Aug 2018 22:49:30
He is a decent player savic but massively overrated on this site.

10.) 27 Aug 2018 07:05:48
All i’ll say is look at Liverpool since Gerrard is gone, sometimes having a big head in the dressing room without anyone to reel him in is detrimental to the team. The great United teams had multiple leaders who would rain you in, hughes, keane and bruce, stam and neville.



10 Aug 2018 19:17:45
some bench!




05 Sep 2017 20:33:24
much better display by Ireland tonight, real heart in this performance. serbia look very good though, Matic is calmness personified.





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14 Nov 2018 22:18:42
We’re going to end up being dodgier than the blue half!




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13 Oct 2018 15:30:43
the man knows no bounds!




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13 Oct 2018 14:57:46
Is it more reasonable to consider josé was at the serbia game to look at milenkovic as opposed milinkovic-savic?


{Ed002's Note - I would not make such assumptions. Perhaps he is able to look at two players at the same time?}



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28 Sep 2018 14:44:24
And Ed has said in the past that both want out, Fine the pair of them and slap in the reserves for a few weeks, i’d love to see them brought down a peg, twitter a reserve game then Pogba!




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17 Sep 2018 21:34:58
your right, I suppose time will tell what a Director of Football will actually bring to the club, more drama likely, I think we’ve been a tabloids dream the past years.





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30 Sep 2018 11:20:45
And apparently he kept a happy dressing room, god knows what that’s like?




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27 Sep 2018 09:21:56
Yaz, he’s had two years to show his worth, we know he wants out, and if he was at liverpool he’d be a liability with there style of play. All i’m saying is read the piece and it makes sense, there’s no biase in it from carragher, he’s allowed an opinion that isn’t all Liverpool.




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26 Sep 2018 22:44:52
Great article by Jamie Carragher on Pogba and Mourinho, regardless of who the manager is, we won’t see a different Pogba.




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26 Sep 2018 20:39:59
Fantastic info Ed002.




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15 Sep 2018 08:32:10
Definitely shows when our backs are against the wall, there’s no one to gear up the team, throw a few f@€%s about! Can you imagine Keane putting up with Martial sulks or pogba’s strolling!